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Barley Hill Primary School

Barley Hill Primary School
  1. Year Groups
  2. Year 3


Monkeys Meerkats

Mrs Gray (Team Leader) & Miss Nash

Miss Hussain

Hello and Welcome to our Year 3 class page. 

We have lots of exciting learning planned for the year ahead and cannot wait to share these learning experiences with your children. 

The Year 3 Teaching Team
In Year Three you will find the Meerkats and Monkeys classes.  Miss Hussain is the Meerkats class teacher. Miss Nash teaches Monkeys class for the first half of the week (Monday and Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning) and Mrs Gray teaches Monkeys class at the end of the week (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday all day). Mrs Smith and Ms Webb provide valuable support as Teaching Assistants across both Year 3 classes.  Together we make up the Year 3 teaching team. 

We work closely together to ensure the children in our class are nurtured, supported, challenged and have a fun and engaging day at school.  Please remember that our doors are always open so please don’t hesitate to speak to either of us if you have any questions, feedback or concerns. 

Below you will find all the information you may require linked to what will be happening in Year 3 this year. 

Children in Year 3 are expected to come into the classroom independently. Please drop your child off by their classroom door by 8:50am and collect them from the same place at the end of the day at 3:10pm.  It is important that your child arrives on time in the morning because our learning begins straight away.  Please let the office know if a different adult will be collecting your child from school. Also, please be aware that indoor PE takes place on a Wednesday and outdoor PE now takes place on a Monday.

Our Day
In the mornings we take part in English, Maths, Guided Reading and Spelling lessons.  Our afternoons involve being creative by exploring Geography and History topics, in Art and Design and also getting physical in PE.  We learn about Computing, learn to speak French, experiment in Science, express ourselves through Music and learn to discuss feelings and opinions in PSHE.  We attend assemblies focused on Values, singing and celebrating excellent learning behaviour during the week.

What do I need?
Please can all children have their book bag in school every day.  Book bags will be kept in children’s drawers.  The children can bring in a small pencil case containing pencils, crayons, a rubber, pencil sharpener, glue stick and ruler.  Any fruit snacks for playtime or packed lunches will need to be put on the lunch time trolley (please remember we are a nut free school).  All children need a P.E. kit in school.  Our P.E. days will be Wednesday (Indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor) but it is advised that children have a kit at school at all times.

Reading in Year 3
In Year 3 we would love for your child to read as frequently as possible. Your child has a reading book and a Reading Record diary that you can write comments in. We are also keen to see children writing their own comments about what they have read! 

Please see quality books to read at home: 

Helping in Year 3
If you would like to volunteer as a parent helper or reader, then please see Mrs Gray.  We would really value your time.

 If you have any particular expertise or artefacts in our topic areas, which you would be willing to share with your child’s class – or even the year group! – please let us know.  We are also always grateful to receive artefacts and knowledge to help make the learning exciting for everyone!

Your child will receive Maths homework on a Friday, which is due to be handed in by the Wednesday of the same week.   We will give out spelling lists on a Friday for a test on the following Friday.  

This week our spelling rule is: the prefix 'mis-'. This is another prefix with negative meanings. Please see the spellings for this below:











Our Topic Web for this term:

Year 3 Topic Web Spring 1 2020